In April the FDA released proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes and asked for your input. Last week it extended the comment period by 30 days. The proposed rule focuses on FDA’s regulatory approach to electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products, proposed options for the regulation of cigars, pathways to market for proposed deemed tobacco products, and compliance dates for certain provisions, among other issues.
The proposed new regulations wouldn’t restrict or ban the sale of fruit and chocolate flavored e-cigarettes that some believe are designed to attract and hook young people. They also wouldn’t restrict TV advertising or online sales. People and organizations can submit comments electronically through